Glasgow wins £24m boost after recognising the “revolutionary impact” of open data. | Open Data Institute

abernard102@gmail.com 2013-01-29

Summary:

"Glasgow has beaten off competition from 30 other cities to win a £24m government investment in science and technology. It will use the funding to demonstrate how a city of the future will work by hosting the Technology Strategy Board’s 'Future City Demonstrator'. Announcing the investment during a visit to Glasgow, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts said:  'With more people than ever before living in our cities, they need to be able to provide people with a better quality of life and a thriving economy. This £24 million investment will make Glasgow a city of tomorrow, demonstrating how cities can work more efficiently with a reduced environmental impact. We are in a global race and Glasgow can keep the UK at the forefront of innovative technology ideas. From transport systems to energy use and health, this demonstrator will play a key part in the government’s industrial strategy and give real insight into how our cities can be shaped in the future...'”

Link:

http://www.theodi.org/news/glasgow-wins-%C2%A324m-boost-after-recognising-%E2%80%9Crevolutionary-impact%E2%80%9D-open-data

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Tags:

oa.new oa.psi oa.government oa.crowd oa.funders oa.environment oa.announcement oa.energy oa.glasgow oa.data

Date tagged:

01/29/2013, 15:10

Date published:

01/29/2013, 10:10